These past days I’ve been thinking of the relationships between the 4 suits, and especially between Spades and Diamonds.
Spades are the first suit and relate to self-development on all levels. In fact, the other three suits are an echo of the spade suit, as all the Hearts carry within the vibration of the 2 of Spades, all Clubs encapsulate the
‘flying apart’ qualities of the three of Spades and all Diamonds reflect the secure feeling of the 4 of Spades. Those four are actually the key cards for each suit: Ace of Spades, 2 of Hearts, 3 of Clubs and 4 of Diamonds.
Ace of Clubs is the occult card par excellence, mirroring the deepest truth within.
2 of Hearts are the sweetest ‘coming together’
3 of Clubs - just look up ‘independent thinker’ in the dictionary and you’ll see a picture of the 3 of Clubs :)
4 of Diamonds - most illustrative of feeling secure with one’s own worth.
As I was saying in the beginning, Spades are Diamonds. Spades relate to time, Diamonds to value. The first is the last.
What I noticed and really like about the Spades is that they are the most ‘precious’, since they are the least present in the year spread. Also, the highest face cards in the Spades suit, King and Queen, only show up once each in the year as birth cards, while other Kings show up way more, with the highest occurrence being the King of Clubs - 12 times.
Took this illustration from the Cards of Life website until I make my own. Just to be clear - the meaning of the cards and most of what I know about this system comes from cardsoftruth.com
The King of Spades is a fixed card, meaning he keeps his place, no matter how many times we quadrate the cards. The other two fixed cards in the deck are the Jack of Hearts and the 8 of Clubs. Notice that there is no fixed Diamond card! Although the Diamond suit is all about concrete value, this value seems to actually be the most transient, or better said, a vehicle for the Spade energy to manifest through. Spades are Diamonds, time is money. So Diamonds are almost like a measuring unit for the worth of Spades.
Another funny thing that connects these two suits is that the path for the King of Spades - the most long-lasting and ego/limit-breaking card of the year - is actually the most temporary Jack of them all, the Jack of Diamonds, aka the Salesman card. So these important breakthroughs that King of Spades creates can only be achieved by seeing the value in the moment and by conveying that experience and feeling of worth.
Yes, I am aware that Time is Money is not an axiom - so I can’t draw cold hard conclusions just from speculating over that, but fact is: there is no fixed Diamond card and the ultimate destroyer of limitations card, King of Spades has a fun Jack of Diamonds as an ecliptic path. I'll take that as an invitation to think about just how I am making my time here on Earth worthwhile.
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